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Raising awareness locally

In the early 1980s, the Bangor branch of Literacy Volunteers of America was still a small group of volunteers with minimal funding and low student numbers. Leaders saw the need for a concentrated effort to improve public awareness of low literacy. Events and publicity could raise money while also reaching potential students and volunteers.

A display at a supermarket.








Literacy Volunteers had floats in several downtown parades.











Preparing for “The World’s Largest Garage Sale.”








Note all the famous local names recruited for this event.